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Help locating GoPro clamp mount please.

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DewMan

I'm looking for assistance in locating a helmet GoPro clamp-on mount. Any assistance would be appreciated.

 

I'm specifically looking for a clamp-on mount similar to that found on the SENA base. I'd prefer not to use holes, glue or 3M tape for numerous reasons.

 

The only thing I've found that matches what I'm looking for (see picture below), I could only find on a sketchy Ebay wanna-be site that ships from Lithuania. The listing doesn't even say if it's metal or plastic. And considering the cost is ~USD$40, I'd rather not risk it.

 

 

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Thanks for your time and attention.

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sunblock

the sticky mounts are not to your liking?

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DewMan
4 hours ago, sunblock said:

the sticky mounts are not to your liking?

No they're not for several reason.

 

I've had issues in the past with properly installed 3M tapes holding like iron.. until they just popped off over time in other applications.

 

Also, I'd rather not use a relatively permanent mounting solution if I don't have to on an expensive helmet. The removal of adhesives from a flat black helmet finish, with no hard clear outer coating, could be detrimental when it came time to relocate the cam or switch to a different base plate. SHOEI  is very specific about what can and can't be used to even clean the helmet with the flat finish.

 

Thanks for your interest in my issue though. 👍

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r1limited

Super tape we fast guys call it 100mph tape

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Beemer

Let me look in my bag of GoPro attachments. I'll get get back to ya later. If all else fails there is the chin mount for GoPro cameras, I have one but they aren't cheap either. I think I paid $40 for it but the good thing is it only uses straps to hold in place. Best view for a camera, IMO. Something to consider, maybe.

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DewMan
17 minutes ago, Beemer said:

Let me look in my bag of GoPro attachments. I'll get get back to ya later. If all else fails there is the chin mount for GoPro cameras, I have one but they aren't cheap either. I think I paid $40 for it but the good thing is it only uses straps to hold in place. Best view for a camera, IMO. Something to consider, maybe.

Thanks, Yeah I saw that one but I'd prefer that the straps not prevent proper sealing of the visor, which seems to be the main complaint about the SoPro chin mount.

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Beemer

OK, I found this strap. It's not designed like my chin strap but it seems to be universal, I think it will hold well, I would use it if it were mine (and it is, ha!). I'll bring that and my chest mount (harness) when we meet next week and you can decide since it's your camera at risk. Here's a pic of it mounted on my adventure helmet. On this helmet, since the chin is pronounced and with the vents the way they are I think the strap could possibly slide around to the side of the helmet but with a normal full face helmet I think it will work just fine. You can have it if it works well on your helmet. I paid diddly for the whole bag of attachments and I doubt I would use it for anything. 

 

 

 

 

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it's true about the visor not sealing 100% but with my other helmet (don't know about you or yours) it has a feature that keeps the visor up a crack which I use a lot and it doesn't bother me in any way. if you don't get the clamp mount you're looking for before next Wed. maybe this would suffice until you do find one. I'll look on the web and see if I have any luck finding a clamp type. 

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DewMan

Thanks Beemer, I'd like to give it a try.

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DewMan

Nice find @Beemer. After viewing your link, I found the same item in all black on Amazon. If it works as well as they claim I'd spend the $$. I'll research reviews. Thanks man!

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Beemer

I just had the idea to run the strap through the chin vents (if it's possible, all depends on the size/angle of the vents) themselves and back under the chin, that way the strap wouldn't be going over the top of the chin and wouldn't affect the visor. It would, however, be blocking the chin vents, like mine does and the vents would be open all the time. Still searching, found nothing like what you showed yet. 

 

Edit: Oh, nevermind. I just saw that i28 found it for you. Nice find i28! 

I saw those on amazon too https://www.amazon.com/PULUZ-Clamp-Mount-Buckle-Thumb/dp/B00OOEIMKS/ref=sr_1_16/141-8832568-7325743?ie=UTF8&qid=1511983590&sr=8-16&keywords=clamp+gopro+mount  (much cheaper than on Ebay) but Ithought that it might not be secure enough on a helmet so I took it down. The ones i28 found would be much better, IMO.

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DewMan

@Beemer bring it with you anyway. I'd still like to try it.  no idea how long it'll take to get here anyway. I like having options. 👍

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Beemer

Roger that, I'll bring it.

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